By Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard
A court motion filed by opponents of a wind energy development on Amherst Island is meant to challenge the approval process for such projects as much as it is meant to stop the Amherst Island project itself. The Association to Protect Amherst Island filed an application for a judicial review of a decision by the Ministry of Environment that allowed the Amherst Island project to move ahead, a decision the group argued was based on incomplete information.
A request for a judicial appeal was always going to be part of APAI’s strategy in it’s fight against the turbines, said association president Peter Large. “This is not a bunch of people who don’t want turbines in their backyard,”Large said. “This is about a group of people who are very concerned about the health of people who live here, about the wildlife, about the heritage and the history, which the government, in its rather casual approval of these incomplete reports, doesn’t seem to care much about.”
On Thursday, APAI filed a application for a judicial review of the Jan. 2 decision by the Ministry of the Environment to declare complete the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) submitted by Windlectric Inc., the company seeking to build the Amherst Island wind project. Read article